75 posts categorized "Transportation"


Street Safety: Road Repaving Program Begins With 25 Blocks

San Francisco Road Repaving Program Begins With 25 BlocksThe Department of Public Works (DPW) has shovels hitting the ground with the $248 million three-year Road Repaving and Street Safety Program (Streets Bond) program well under way, as it officially marks the initial phase of construction with the completion of the first 25 newly repaved city blocks. Over the next three years, the bond will repave hundreds of city blocks, repair sidewalks, build curb ramps, repair street structures, enhance and improve the streetscape, and make transit signal upgrades in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. Crews are out today paving the 25th street segment at Broadway Street, from Davis to Front near The Embarcadero with PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES until 12:00pm.

“The residents and voters of San Francisco value the importance of maintaining our City’s roadways and supporting investments to make our streets safe and accessible,” said Mayor Lee. “This investment into our streets is yielding visible benefits by creating jobs, improving transit, and transforming neighborhoods.” Read more.


MTA Fees: Muni Fares and Fees to Increase on July 1, 2012

Muni Fares and Fees to Increase on July 1, 2012The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today reminds customers that Muni fare increases of $1 to $2 will take effect July 1. This includes July passes and stickers purchased during the July pass sales period (June 17: Clipper sales; June 24: in-store sales). As of July 1 increases to parking fees and fines will also take effect. Increases are based on the SFMTA’s Automatic Indexing Plan (AIP) and cost recovery. The AIP is a set formula based on a combination of the Bay Area Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) and the SFMTA’s labor costs. Read more.


Transportation Funding: Mayor Announces Federal Funding for Mission Bay

Mayor Announces Federal Funding for Mission BayToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined Democratic Leader Nancy to announce a federal $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve transportation infrastructure in the City’s Mission Bay neighborhood.

The funding, called Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER), will support the Mission Bay/UCSF Hospital Multimodal Transportation Project by completing the remaining backbone transportation infrastructure necessary to support the dynamic Mission Bay community, representing $9 billion in combined investment from the State, the City and the private sector. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and San Francisco Building Trades joined the announcement. Read more.


Central Subway: City Receives Federal Funding for Transportation Projects

Central Subway: City Receives Federal Funding for Transportation ProjectsThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees transportation in the city, today announced the receipt of more than $49 million in state bond funds to support the Central Subway and Persia Triangle projects.

The Central Subway Project will receive $48.4 million in state Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account Program (PTMISEA) funds, allowing for continued progress on extending the T Third Line through SoMa, Union Square and Chinatown. The Persia Triangle Project, which will improve pedestrian amenities and transit circulation at three intersections in southern San Francisco, will receive $675,734 in PTMISEA funds. Read more.



Golden Gate Bridge: Celebration Plans and Closure 5/27 9-10pm

Golden-gate-bridgeMay 27, 2012 marks 75 years for the Golden Gate Bridge and a wonderful opportunity to recognize the history, beauty, and ingenuity of this famous span. A spectacular festival is being planned for the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. Recalling the historic "Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta" in 1937, the event will tell the story of the Bridge and provide an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together.

For more information about the celebrations please visit the Golden Bridge Anniversary website.

Please note: The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from 9 pm to 10 pm for the fireworks show.